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Tourist
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Gopro hero 3 reset wifi

I recently bought a second hand GoPro Hero 3 (not 3+) second hand.

 

When I tried to connect it to the app, it says password needed, which I obviously do not know

 

I tried the following:

 

While holding down the shutter button replace the battery and then power on the camera (Keep holding down the shutter button).

When I do this, it does seem to reset the settings, but the password is still there and the time and date settings are still the same though all other settings have been reset.

Using a Micro SD to update firmare & wifi from the GoPro app.

This seems to have no effect though I've tried inserting zipped and unzipped files and reformatting the SD

 

Thanks

 

 


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Explorer
Posts: 12,079

Re: Gopro hero 3 reset wifi

Manual update using your computer and a USB/SD adapter. Extract the UPDATE folder to your computer. Format your SD card. Once done, open the UPDATE folder and then copy the files (not the folder) to the SD card. Do NOT copy the UPDATE folder or the UPDATE.zip file to the SD card.

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Explorer
Posts: 12,079

Re: Gopro hero 3 reset wifi

Manual update using your computer and a USB/SD adapter. Extract the UPDATE folder to your computer. Format your SD card. Once done, open the UPDATE folder and then copy the files (not the folder) to the SD card. Do NOT copy the UPDATE folder or the UPDATE.zip file to the SD card.
Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Gopro hero 3 reset wifi

Thank you so much! It works!

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Gopro hero 3 reset wifi

I have Hero3+ and in my case I am unable to reset the wifi password because the manual firmware upgrade procedure doesn't work, it just doesn't do anything, maybe because the camera firmware is already upgraded.
The manual procedure to update only WiFi doesn't work either...
I really don't know what to do.

GoPro
Posts: 3,863

Re: Gopro hero 3 reset wifi

Hi @redwater80411,

 

Try to download the Wi-Fi and Firmware option. 

 

Make sure as well that you have chosen the right model. 

 

Try to get it here just to make sure.

https://gopro.com/update

 

Regards,

-jay 

Explorer
Posts: 12,079

Re: Gopro hero 3 reset wifi

The proceedure for the Manual update is different for the HERO3+ than it is for the HERO3. Download the Manual Update + Wi-Fi to your computer. You will have a file named UPDATE. Right click on the UPDATE file and select Extract. This will extract a Folder called UPDATE with several files inside.

Insert your SD card into your computer and right click and choose Format.

Once the format is done, move the UPDATE FOLDER (the entire folder, not just the files inside) to the SD card. Make sure you have the UPDATE folder on the root of the SD card (not the UPDATE.zip file). Right click and Eject the card. Insert the card into your camera and then power on.

If you continue to have issues, reset the camera and repeat the above process.

To reset, remove the battery and SD card. Hold down the top shutter button and replace only the battery. Continue holding down the top shutter and power the camera on. Once the camera completes powering on, release the top shutter and then power off the camera. Repeat the above update process.